Sacramento, CA (December 13, 2018) - S&W Seed Company announced that Grover Wickersham's service as a member of the Company's Board of Directors will be coming to a close when his current term ends at S&W's annual stockholders' meeting on January 16, 2019.
"I would like to thank Grover for his numerous contributions and guidance over the years to S&W," says Mark Harvey, S&W's Chairman of the Board. "His foresight in understanding the tremendous opportunity that a small alfalfa seed company from the San Joaquin Valley had to emerge as a global agricultural leader, is remarkable. We wish him well in his current ventures."
Wickersham comments, "It's been an honor working with my current and past colleagues at S&W, many of whom have become very good friends. I believe that because of the Chromatin acquisition and other timely strategic positioning, the company has its best years ahead of it. I continue to own a significant equity position and am a strong supporter of the great team at S&W."
Wickersham was the architect of the company's IPO in May of 2010. He stepped down as Chairman of S&W in December of 2014 to devote time to other investments and from that time until presently, Wickersham served as Vice Chairman, and head of the Company's audit committee. Presently, Wickersham is CEO of Eastside Distilling, a Nasdaq traded public company based in Portland, OR.
Founded in 1980, S&W Seed Company is a global agricultural company headquartered in Sacramento, CA. S&W's vision is to be the world's preferred proprietary seed Company which supplies a range of forage and specialty crop products that supports the growing global demand for animal proteins and healthier consumer diets. S&W is a global leader in alfalfa seed and sorghum hybrid, with significant research and development, production and distribution capabilities. S&W also provides hybrid sunflower and is utilizing its research and breeding expertise to develop and produce stevia, the all-natural, zero calorie sweetener for the food and beverage industry. For more information, please visit www.swseedco.com.